Ep 38: The Art of Fighting for Migrant Farmworkers' Rights

Tzazná Miranda Leal & Queso, co-curators of 'Art and Tomatoes'

Tzazná Miranda Leal & Queso, co-curators of 'Art and Tomatoes'

Workplace safety is known as a basic right in our country, however political collective Justice for Migrant Workers is working hard to spread awareness of the realities of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program for some of Canada's migrant farmworker population.

On this week's episode, we speak to one of the J4MW organizers, Tzazná Miranda Leal, about the range of efforts the group has taken to spread the issue of substandard working and living conditions for Canada's migrant worker population.

J4MW's campaign ramped up last year, culminating as the Harvesting Freedom Caravan that crossed Southern Ontario. This work is currently on display in the form of three concurrent art exhibitions, 'Art and Tomatoes,' taking place as a part of the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Toronto.

For those interested in seeing the exhibits in person:

April 8 - May 30, The Public Window Gallery, 58 Lansdowne Ave
May 1 – May 7, Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
May 8 - 28, Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas St W